Literary text: PER H 134

Literary text PER H 134



Debate poem between hashish and wine. In the hand of Nāṣir al-Adīb al-ʿIbrī. The narrator is a partisan of wine: "Hashish has a way / Of flipping the brain around. / If you want to go to Qalyub / You end up in Banhā! / Check out that stoned dude (masṭūl) .../ He looks like a ghoul (ghūl)." At the end, the narrator goes to a monk and pays him a dower to betroth 'the daughter of the vine.' This is one of the fragments that Nāṣir signs (anā al-ʿibrī...). ASE